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[Irl-dean] ICT-Expo

Joshue O Connor joshue.oconnor at ncbi.ie
Wed Feb 22 15:47:10 GMT 2006


Tim Culhane wrote:

> Pointing out financial gain often concentrates the minds of companies rather
> than the social and moral aspects of designing  accessible websites.

Good idea Tim!! That will certainly get their attention.

Handing out free veggie burgers hasn't worked up to now.....

Josh



> Hi, 
> 
> What about stressing the  commercial benefits for companies in designing a
> website which is fully accessible.
> 
> There was a recent study in the UK which said that companies with poorly
> designed websites were missing out on millions of pounds in potential
> revenue because visually impaired people found it too difficult to access
> their services online.
> 
> Pointing out financial gain often concentrates the minds of companies rather
> than the social and moral aspects of designing  accessible websites.
> 
> Tim
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie
> [mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie] On Behalf Of Hugh O'Neill
> Sent: 22 February 2006 14:58
> To: Irl-dean (E-mail)
> Subject: [Irl-dean] ICT-Expo
> 
> 
> 
> Hi everyone, 
> 
> We are looking into taking a stand out in this years ICT Expo in May. 
> 
> Overall we want to promote the use of the principles of design for all. 
> Last year we had some assistive technology at the stand to demonstrate with,
> and a design for all presentation running. 
> I am looking for suggestions for this year:
> 
> - Is there a theme or an aspect of design for all that would be useful to
> promote? 
> - Ideas for the display & presentation
> 
> If we take the same size stand, we will have 3meters by 2 meters space, with
> a small table. 
> 
> All suggestions are welcome.
> 
> All the best, 
> 
> Hugh O'Neill
> Project Co-ordinator,
> Central Remedial Clinic.
> 
> ph: +353 1 8057587
> email:honeill at crc.ie
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